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the michigan standoff, are multiple murder suspect takes hostages and holds off police for hours. good-bye shuttle, space shuttle "atlantis" is poised for launch on the final flight, if the weather cooperates. and debt debate, calling for more talks on sunday, the president appears ready to put social security on the negotiating table. captioning funded by cbs and good morning, everyone. appreciate you joining us. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. we begin in grand rapids, michigan this morning.
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the city was paralyzed for hours thursday, a murder shooting spree led to a wild chase through the streets that turned into a hostage standoff. it all came to an end with the gunman's death. this morning grand rapids police say the original seven victims -- ended with 34 rodrick dantzler, an ex-con, taking his own life. >> at the end of the life the suspect chose to put the gun to his head and fired one shot. >> reporter: the manhunt for dantzler began after four people were found dead in one home and three others in this house across town. two of the victims were children. at one point police shut down an interstate. they say dantzler fired during the chase. >> started firing out the window towards our car and kind of ducked down and the police continued chasing him. >> reporter: two people were hit, they were not seriously injured. police cordoned off the neighborhood near a small lake. >> actually saw him down by the lake behind the apartment complex and they were chasing him back that way. >> reporter: the three hostages were not harmed in the standoff. dantzler previously served time
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for felony assault. he was released from michigan's prison system in 2005. this morning grand rapids police say his girlfriend and daughter are also dead, among the victims. the countdown is on to the last space shuttle launch. it's supposed to happen late this friday morning, florida time that is, but threatening weather may force a delay. joel brown is at the space center this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. nasa says there's a 30% of launching "atlantis" this morning. the weather here yesterday was a mess and more storms are expected here later. this would be an historic final launch for nasa's pride and gold space shuttle program, but mother nature could cause a delay. >> launch teams are not working any issues right now. >> reporter: space shuttle "atlantis" is getting fueled up and ready to go. >> the ss-135 countdown has resumed. >> reporter: this morning nasa moved ahead with its final launch despite a bleak forecast. >> wish i had better weather for
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you but we do have a 70% chance of canceling launch due to the showers and thunderstorms we expect in the area. >> reporter: heavy rain pounded the region thursday and a lightning strike near the launch pad sparked concern before the engineers determined there was no damage. the shuttle and its four astronauts will haul food and supplies to the international space station to keep it stocked through 2012. rain or shine, hundreds of thousands of people are expected to be here when "atlantis" takes off. some estimates put the crowd at close to 1 million. >> i had to be here for this. >> reporter: patsy cook came from georgia to catch the last glimpse of "atlantis" roaring into space. she's seen almost all of the "apollo" missions but this is her first shuttle launch. >> i got to feel that ground quake under me and hear this noise and boom and i'm just not going to miss it. >> reporter: but for some like mooirk parish who works at kennedy space center, the moment is bittersweet. >> this one is going to be a little bit emotional, i think. >> reporter: nasa is closing out its 30-year space shuttle
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program to begin a new journey in deep space exploration focused on getting astronauts to an asteroid or even mars. no technical issues have been reported from the launch pad this morning. the biggest concern by far is the weather. terrell, if nasa can't launch "atlantis" by sunday or monday the launch would have to be pushed back until july 16th. >> a lot of folks hoping for today. joel brown at the kennedy space center, thank you so much. cbs news will bring you live coverage of the final space shuttle launch this morning if it happens. today and tomorrow president obama and leaders of congress will be working separately to try to sort out proposals for ending the federal debt crisis. they'll get back together sunday to beat the august 2nd deadline. chief white house correspondent chip reid says after thursday's meeting the two sides are far apart. >> i thought all of the leaders o came in a spirit of compromise. >> reporter: it was a dramatic change in tone compared to just last week when the president gave congress a stern lecture.
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>> you stay here. let's get it done. >> reporter: white house officials though say there was no major breakthrough and the president said the hard bargaining is still ahead. >> everybody acknowledged that there's going to be pain involved politically on all sides. >> reporter: the white house concedes the pain will have to include steep cuts in entitlement programs popular with democrats. sources say even social security is now on the table, prompting house democratic leader nancy pelosi to fire a warning shot. >> do not consider social security a piggy bank for giving tax cuts to the wealthiest people in our country. >> reporter: but budget expert david walker says social security is the easy part. >> in basketball terms, it's like a lay-up. on the other hand, medicare, medicaid and our broader health care challenges are more like a three-point play from underneath the opponent's basket. >> reporter: now the people around this table, eight congressional leaders, the president, vice president and a handful of white house officials
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led by chief of staff william daley have to reach a deal or risk sending the economy plunging back into a second deep recession. the key relationship is between the president and house republican speaker john boehner. sources say the two men have had a series of private discussions on the debt deal that began nearly three weeks ago during a round of golf. the next step is that over the next two days white house and congressional staff members will put together specific proposals to cut up to $4 trillion in debt over the next decade. then on sunday the president and congressional leaders will meet again here at the white house and that's when the hard bargaining will really begin. chip reid, cbs news, the white house. a tragic accident last night at a baseball game in texas. a man attending a texas rangers game with his young son fell to his death, trying to reach a baseball tossed his way by a player on the field. the unidentified man leaned forward for the ball but toppled over the railing.
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he fell to the concrete, 20 feet below. the man was rushed to a hospital, where he died. rangers president nolan ryan was at the game and spoke about the tragedy. >> as an organization and as our team members and our staff, we're very heavy-hearted about this and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. >> rangers star outfielder josh hamilton who tossed that baseball is described as distraught by the accident. casey anthony will be freed from jail in florida a week from sunday. anthony was sentenced thursday for lying to police about the death of her daughter. judge perry gave her the maximum sentence of four years but with three years served and time for good behavior, anthony will be released july 17th. she was acquitted tuesday of killing 2-year-old caylee anthony. two american soldiers have died in a bomb attack in iraq. it happened as the u.s. negotiates whether any u.s. troops will remain in iraq beyond of the end of this year. thursday's bombing follows
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attacks that killed 15 soldiers in june, the deadliest month for u.s. troops in iraq in two years. and we have pictures this morning from southern afghanistans. u.s. marines and afghan security forces are conducting joint operations against the taliban. thursday the troops used helicopters to fly in search of taliban fighters. the current plan is for afghan forces to take over the country's security by the end of 2014. two people were killed when their plane crashed into an unoccupied hospital building in watsonville, california. the plane struck the building shortly after takeoff last night, apparently as the pilot was trying to clear the line of fog. watsonville is 90 miles south of san francisco. economists look for positive unemployment numbers being released today. plus it's raining? no, not quite, it's pouring in denver, a sudden cloud burst swamps the mile high city. first, scott pelley has a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." >> from nasa's first mission to now the final shuttle flight,
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with fries and super salad every weekday. ♪ chili's lunch break combos ♪ an intense and fast-moving thunderstorm drenched the denver area with as much as two inches of rain in a few minutes. streets and underpasses were flooded stranding some drivers. it knocked out power to 28,000 customers. a follow-up on the grizzly bear that killed a hiker in yellowstone national park. the forest service says the mother bear will not be trapped and killed. park rangers said the bear was only defending her cubs and hadn't threatened humans before. part of yellowstone was closed after wednesday's mauling. on the "cbs moneywatch" on this friday, stocks were up in asian markets today. ashley morrison is here with more. good morning to you. >> asian markets moved higher this morning. japan's nikkei gained 0.7% while
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hong kong's hang sang was up nearly 0.1%. on wall street yesterday the dow finished 93 points higher while the nasdaq gained 38. the obama administration is making it easier for some out of work americans to stay in their homes. on august 1st, unemployed homeowners will be able to miss their mortgage payments for a full year before facing foreclosure. the current grace period is three to four months. the new rule applies to loans that are backed by the federal housing authority. that's about 14% of current mortgages. the jobs report for june comes out later on this morning and most economists expect hiring to have improved significantly from may with employers adding as many as 200,000 jobs in june, but the unemployment rate is expected to remain stuck at 9.1%. today the executive board of the international monetary fund is expected to approve a 3 billion euro loan to greece, despite government cutbacks greece is teetering on the verge of default.
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the 3 billion is part of a 110 billion euro bailout package approved last year. and terrell, the concert business is booming in this country. concert revenues for the top 100 selling tours rose 16% for the first half of the year. the average ticket price jumped 10% to just over $67, that is the highest it's ever been. terrell i could use going to a concert this summer. where are you taking me? >> you and i both. where am i -- where are you taking me? i'll take you. you're buying the tickets. >> i'll buy the tickets, you choose who we're going to. i don't know who to see these days. i have no idea. >> ashley morrison here in new york appreciate it. thank you so much. speaking of a break we'll take one. coming up your friday morning weather. and in sports drama at the ballpark a grand slam homer in cleveland. we'll be right back. n cleveland. we'll be right back. [ female announcer ] we all want cleaner laundry.
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later today, lightning and heavy rains likely in the southeast especially florida. another batch of storms move over the mid-atlantic states. the west coast sunny with seasonal to warm temperatures. in sports this morning the minnesota twins and joe mauer beat the white sox. visiting chicago, mauer played his first major league game at first base with no errors, he had three hits, the 2009 mvp a catcher by trade is easing back into the game after offseason knee surgery. the twins beat chicago 6-2. the other chicago team the cubs made a wild comeback in washington, darwin barney a tie-breaking double in the ninth, finished a rally from eight runs down, the cubs beat the nationals 10-9. bases loaded bottom of the ninth in cleveland, the indians smashed a drive into the right field seats. the walk-off grand slam homer gave cleveland a 5-4 win
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over toronto. hall of fame baseball manager dick williams died, he won two series with the oakland a's in 1972 and '73, he won pennants with two other teams and managed six different teams in 21 years in his career. williams was 82. nfl hall of famer john mackey is dead at 69. mackey redefined the tight end position playing for the baltimore colts in the 1960s, he was president of the nfl players association and pushed for better health care for former players. when we come back on this friday another look at this morning's top stories. and when a newspaper titan like rupert murdock shuts down a cash cow tabloid, that's news. we'll hear about it when we come back. ar about it when we come back. good morning!
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southeast pushed by a tropical disturbance coming ashore. much of the southwest will have monsoon conditions. here's another look at this morning's top stories on a friday. a shooting rampage in grand rapids, michigan, left seven dead and led to an hour's long hostage standoff with police. in the end the suspect took his own life. and the space shuttle "atlantis" is poised for launch on the final mission of the shuttle program. bad weather in florida may force a delay. a phone hacking scandal in britain has toppled one of the most widely read british tabloid newspapers. it imploded because of its own controversial news gathering methods. elizabeth palmer has the story. >> reporter: the tabloid that traded on scandal for more than a century was finally brought down by its own scandalous practice. the paper controlled by media titan rupert murdock who owns fox and the
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"wall street journal" will shut down on sunday. it was bad enough when it turned out the "news of the world" journalists had been hacking into private voice mails but worse when it emerged who their victims were. it started in 2005 when details of prince william's private life turned up in the paper. a police investigation found the royal phone had been hacked, and an editor went to jail, but it just unraveled from there. celebrities like jude law and hugh grant discovered they'd been hit, too. >> you know i think there's a national sense of revulsion here. >> reporter: revulsion that grew when a new investigation found a private investigator working for the paper had helped reporters hack into the messages of a missing teenager who was later found murdered. the police inquiry also uncovered a list of roughly 4,000 names in the private investigator's notes, and today the last straw, the families of
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british soldiers killed in afghanistan and iraq discovered they were on the list, too. all over the country, military families are now wondering if the "news of the world" had been snooping on them, too. all the anguish and the outrage have pushed the authorities to act. we just heard that andy colson, former editor of "the news of the world" and until recently communications adviser to britain's prime minister, has been told by the police that he's going to be arrested tomorrow. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, london. when royal newlyweds william and kate help launch the calgary stampede parade in canada today, they'll do it in cowboy style. they wore white ten gallon hats and ten gallon studs. their nine day visit to canada ends today as they fly to los angeles. back in london thousands of harry potter fans turned out for premiere of the eight and final film in the series, "harry potter and the deathly hallows part 2" opens
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last night. actor daniel radcliffe was on hand with the other stars. this morning on "the early show" full coverage of the last launch of the space shuttle, weather permitting. i'm terrell brown. this is the "cbs morning news." [ female announcer ] new from nivea. express hydration. the fast absorbing body lotion for moisture that lasts all day with breakthrough 24 hour hydraiq technology. ♪ absorbs in seconds. ♪ lasts for hours. ♪ new express hydration with hydraiq. part of the essentials range. nivea. a hundred years of skincare for life. a network of possibilities. in here, the planned combination of at&t and t-mobile would deliver our next generation mobile broadband experience to 55 million more americans, many in small towns and rural communities,
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good morning. it was a stormy overnight, good news and bad news. it's more good news than bad. good morning, everybody. here is the first warning doppler radar, just a couple light showers in the area after
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that second day if you will of nighttime and overnight tower activity. we get this day started, cooler and maybe wetter. take it away. thank you. the shuttle atlantis will begin its final mission into space. casey anthony is spending more time behind bars and the light at the end of the tunnel for the nfl lockout. and a storm system moved through the region overnight. nasa is fueling up the space shuttle atlantis. weather delayed that mission. it's the end of the world, as in the end of the news of the world. more news and weather and your first traffic report in a couple minutes. consumers today have a legitimate concern about the chicken they eat.
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CBS Morning News
CBS July 8, 2011 4:30am-5:00am EDT

News/Business. Betty Nguyen. News reports on current events. New. (CC) (Stereo)

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